The goal of this year's symposium is to give graduate students and
junior researchers advice on realizing their big idea
and a personal perspective about different work
Our first panel will cover topics pertaining to realizing your big idea. How did you know that you were on to a big idea? How did you marshal resources to your cause? What were the mistakes you made in the process?
Our second panel will focus on long-term career development. In particular, we have asked the panelist to describe different work environments, e.g., academia versus industry or North America versus Europe.
The two panels will share their personal experiences with these issues at different points of their research careers. Although primarily targeting new researchers, we believe that these panels will be interesting to everyone in our community. The symposium is highly informal. So, we hope that you come with any questions you have, and ask them either during the panels or during the open-floor discussion at the end of the symposium. Everyone is welcome!
|18:00 - 18:15||Welcome and Introduction
Yanlei Diao (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
|18:15 - 19:15
Developing and Realizing Your Big Idea
Jens Dittrich, Saarland University
Michael J. Cafarella, University of Michigan
|19:15 - 19:30
|19:30 - 20:30
Exploring Career Opportunities: Changing Perspectives
Renée J. Miller, University of Toronto